Teeth whitening is a dental process which uses dental whitening gel/cream to remove the stains from the surface of the teeth. It can be done by oneself at home as well. But the professional whitening treatment given by a dentist would give better results and would also last longer.
Some dentists say that teeth exhibit aging by showing signs of discoloration. But, that is just one of the causes of discoloration of teeth. Teeth mostly get stained due to consumption of colored foods and beverages. In certain cases, the usage of antibiotics also plays a role in this regard.
Some patients may naturally have darker teeth and some may develop white spots on them due to underlying cavities or other reasons. Some may have just one discolored tooth, which could be the effect of a root canal treatment. Hence, getting teeth whitening done would make the teeth whiter, remove the stains that your teeth have developed and would give you an even tone on all the teeth. It would increase your confidence level immensely.
Teeth whitening is a process of bleaching the teeth in order to remove the stains that have developed on them. This is brought about by hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide which is present in whitening gels. The whitening gel will be applied to the teeth and left there for a certain duration. During this process, oxygen molecules will be liberated by the gel, which enters the enamel and makes the teeth color lighter.
Bleaching can usually be completed within a few hours time, depending on how many times the procedure has to be repeated. Home whitening usually takes a few weeks' time (two to four weeks) for you to achieve the desired results. Laser teeth whitening is the fastest of them all and can be completed in less than an hour. People with an especially busy schedule can benefit from it.
The effect of teeth whitening can usually last a few years, depending on your lifestyle and oral habits. Consumption of colored foods and smoking can discolor your teeth quicker.
Simple steps such as cutting down on the intake of sugary and colored foods, avoiding smoking or chewing tobacco and brushing the teeth with a fluoride paste can definitely help you maintain whiter teeth.
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